Here is a smart business idea – monthly email newsletter. It is simple to launch and get money out of it, even for beginners.
You can launch it almost for free, with no experience, and no special skills.
And it won’t take you all your time.
In fact, it will consume very little of your time.
Here is the idea of the business.
The business described on short
The idea behind this business is the following.
You will manually gather super useful information that you will put in a monthly email newsletter.
The newsletter will be sent automatically to people interested in the information you wrote, using a dedicated free email marketing software.
After the newsletter has a minimum number of subscribers, probably 1000 will be enough, you will start earning money by selling ads.
If you will this business idea right, you can earn tens of thousands of dollars each month, or even more.
And it is awesome that once your business works, you will have many new directions to grow it.
So here is what you have to do to launch this business idea.
Business idea – free monthly newsletter
To create the monthly email newsletter, you will need the following:
Content for the newsletter
If you have a hobby and you think that it is good for a newsletter, you can start thinking about the content.
For example, if you are in the fitness/bodybuilding world, you can create a free monthly newsletter in which you offer people the very best supplement deals, or tips.
If you want to launch a motorcycle newsletter, you can write about top deals on motorcycle equipment.
You can create any kind of newsletter and you have very different content.
The idea is that each month your newsletter will have to contain very useful information, so you will need to check all the websites that might help you with content.
You can design for a free an email newsletter using different web tools like Mailchimp or Canva.
But the best is to pay for a premium design.
You want your newsletter design to attract and to be in line with your content.
Fonts are also super important.
Carefully pick a font that works with your content and your newsletter design.
If your email newsletter is about toys, your font should be a bit more playful.
But if your email newsletter is about books, your font should be more serious.
Email marketing software
I recommend Mailchimp as this is the software that I know best, but there are other options in the industry.
With Mailchimp you can create your newsletter design, you can send the email newsletters for free (check their free plan), you can see analytics, etc.
If you want to invest money, it will be pretty easy to start getting subscribers.
You can offer them something for free, and they will subscribe for your newsletter.
Usually, Facebook and Instagram ads work excellent for this.
But if you don’t want to invest any money in this, getting subscribers will be difficult.
This will be the most difficult part of the business.
You can get subscribers for free by asking your friends to share info about your newsletter on their social media accounts.
Or if you are in the bodybuilding world, you can personally go to all the gyms in your area and offer them flyers.
After you manage to start getting subscribers, things will get much easier but you don’t have to stop or slow your efforts.
Keep up the good work.
When you get 1,000 subscribers, you can think to add ads on your newsletter.
It is not mandatory, you can have a different approach on this, but if you start getting money you will have the resources to boost your business.
Invest all that money in growing your business idea.
Implementing ads in the newsletter
The more subscribers you have, the easier it is to sell ads.
But have in mind that you want real subscribers, people that are genuinely interested in your newsletter.
Once you have enough subscribers and you feel ready to start selling ads, create a basic presentation of your newsletter, include stats (how many subscribers you have, opening rates, click rates, etc.) and send it to potential advertisers.
You will have to decide how many ads you want to include in the newsletter, and what kinds of ads you agree to insert.
Start small, don’t crowd the newsletter design.
The most thing you can do after you read this article is to immediately start working on this business idea.
Don’t overthink and put in the effort.